June 12, 2017 - 3:35 pm - Posted in News

Orange City, Iowa — Work continues on a $2.7 million construction and renovation project at the Orange City Fire Station.

Fire officials say the expansion is needed due to safety and overcrowding issues. A March, 2017 bond issue passed by almost 84 percent.

Fire Chief Denny Vander Wel gives us an update.

Vander Wel says they had a good winter and contractors were able to get a lot done, but there are a bunch of little things that need to be completed such as tile work, trim around the doors, some painting in the administrative area, and other projects.

He says at this point they are planning on a late September or early October ribbon cutting and open house, but they’re hoping that the new communication room will be done in time for Orange City to host RAGBRAI on the night of Saturday, July 22nd. Vander Wel says if it is, they may be able to use it to do some dispatching for the public safety workers and volunteers.

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